Grigory Charny


Major, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Military and Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Tactical limb and junctional tourniquets
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1995 – 1999 Bachelors of Science of Neurobiology and Physiology University Of Maryland, College Park, MD
2005 – 2006 Master of Science of Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases Georgetown University, Washington, DC
2006 – 2010 Doctor of Medicine USU Bethesda, MD


Major (Dr.) Grigory Charny MD, MS, FAAEM.

Major Grigory Charny was born August, 1977 in Minsk, Belarus. He graduated from Colonel Zadok Magruder High School in 1995 and University of Maryland as a Scholar in Life Sciences, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology and Physiology. Upon graduation Grigory enlisted in the US Army. After Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, SC, Grigory applied for and was accepted to the US Army Officer Candidate School. He was assigned to the 11th Infantry Regiment while attending and completing Officer Candidate School, and received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry on 14 September 2000.

Grigory spent another year in training assigned to the 11th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning, GA. While assigned to the regiment he attended the The US Army Airborne School, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Mortar Leader Course, and Ranger Course. Upon completion of this duty he reported to Alpha Company 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry Regiment located at Schofield Barracks, HI. Grigory was appointed the platoon leader for 2nd Platoon before being selected to command the HHC 2/35 Anti-Tank Platoon and later becoming HHC 2/35 Executive Officer. Next he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (5) in 2004, and served as both the Anti-Tank Platoon Leader and HHC Executive Officer with the 2/35 Infantry located on Kan-dahar Airfield and Zabul Province. During the deployment, Grigory was appointed to serve as the Executive Officer for HHC 25th Infantry Division (L) and located on Bagram Airfield. Upon return to Schofield Barracks, HI, Grigory left the service in 2005.

Grigory completed a Masters Degree in Biohazards Threat Agents and Emerging Infec-tious Diseases from Georgetown University in 2006. Concurrently, he was working for SAIC, as a national security analyst, when he matriculated into Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, School of Medicine located Bethesda, MD. Grigory resigned his commission in the Infantry and was re-commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of the Medical Service Corps. He graduated from medical school in 2010. Subsequently, Grigory was selected for an emergency medicine residency in San Antonio, TX, where he served as a Chief Resident. He completed his residency in 2013 and moved to Fort Bragg, NC.

Upon completion of his residency, Grigory became a Trauma co-Director, General Med-ical Education Director, and Medical Director for the Fort Bragg Emergency Services (largest in the DoD) while practicing as a full time attending physician at the Womack Army Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine. During his tenure there he deployed as the Chief of Emergency Medicine, Task Force Aviation Flight Surgeon, and Acting Deputy Commander of Clinical Services for Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo Hospital. Following his assignment at For Bragg, Dr. Charny next served as an attending physi-cian at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s Emergency Department. Currently, Grigory is a full time academic faculty of the Military and Emergency Medicine Department of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, School of Medicine.

Grigory’s professional interests currently are in trauma/medical shock resuscitation, hemostatic control devices, advanced learning devices, and medic/corpsman physician extender as supervised providers.

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commen-dation Medal (3rd award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas service Ribbon (2 numeral), and the National Defense Service Medal, as well as NATO Medal. His other decorations also include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge, Ranger Tab, and Airborne Badge.

Grigory has a secret clearance and is a board certified emergency medicine physician and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr Charny has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and is currently actively involved in research. He is comfortable delivering medical care for operations in austere, isolated, and complex environments. Grigory is also versed in small arms, small unit tactics, and demolition.

Grigory has a son and a daughter; Gabriel (age 7) and Alana (age 11). His parents, Mi-khail and Mariya Charny reside in Gaithersburg, MD. He has one sister who is a pediatric nephrologist. She is teaching staff at John Hopkins University and lives in Gaithersburg, MD.